Harlem Responds To The Death Of Maya Angelo

maya11“Today we mourn the passing and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou, whose voice, passion, and life has left a lasting influence on our state and nation…. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Charlie Cobb’s ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed’

this nonviolent stuffCheck out Charlie Cobb’s upcoming book, This Nonviolent Stuull Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Basic Books; June 3, 2014).
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HW Pick: STOKELY, A Life

stokely carmeichaelStokely Carmichael, the man who pushed Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War and made the Black Panther Party a household name

Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic and controversial black activist, stepped onto the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech one Mississippi night in 1966. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Voices of Crisis: Reliving the American Race Crisis In Harlem

Voices-of-Crisis-02-12C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the Civil Rights Movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, joins Civil Rights Movement, Schomburg Director, in an open-ended conversation about the struggle for racial equality over the last 50 years. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Jimmy Hoilways 70th Brithday

seitu world1By Seitu Oronde

Jimmy Hoilway’s 70th Birthday post New Year Eve Party honoring Rosa Parks and MLK Jr., 2014.
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Birmingham Traveling Civil Rights Exhibit Debuts at the Apollo

Birmingham_Civil_Rights_Exhibit_DebutsMayor William Bell and the City of Birmingham get ready to open the 2013 Civil Rights Traveling Exhibit, Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World, in New York City at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Stax Records Book Explores ssues of race

Robert Gordon Book Cover Coutesy of Robert GordonStax Records was more than a music machine releasing hits by the likes of Otis Redding and The Staple Singers. Continue Reading →

Gay Pride Month: Harlem’s LGBT Icons

President Obama’s recent endorsement of same sex marriage has been a huge triumph in both the LGBT and black community. Continue Reading →

Barry Goldenberg And Black History Month On HW Podcast

Listen to Barry Goldenberg on HW Radio Podcast and host Danny Tisdale talks about his new book about The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights.

As civil rights history continues to hold a prominent place in American society, it is only through the courageous actions of Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner that America’s most prized Civil Rights gains are emblazoned in our Constitution. Without these powerful and then-famous politicians, the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement might not have occurred the way it did–or possibly even at all. Continue Reading →